Alexi Accessories

If I’m an advocate of anything it’s treating yourself! It shouldn’t feel weird to splash out and buy yourself a nice necklace etc. You don’t need an occasion, just a good shopping strategy ;)

Set a Budget

The first thing you need to do is set a budget. You don’t want to end up overspending or getting into debt because you couldn’t resist that ridiculously expensive designer bracelet. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, make sure you know how much you can spend at least.

Save Up Each Month

If you can’t afford a special piece of jewellery yet, save up for it. You’ll get a better sense of accomplishment when you look at it, as you worked hard to buy it. You didn’t just get it on a credit card or anything like that. Put a small amount away each week or month and you’ll soon have enough to buy that piece of jewellery you love! Just make sure you spend your money on something worthwhile. It should be genuine. If you’re unsure how to tell, check out some tutorials on silver hallmarks. You should also learn about specific brands and how to gauge authenticity.

Do it for a Special Occasion or to Reward Yourself

If you can’t justify treating yourself to something ‘just because’, then do it for a special occasion or to reward yourself. Is it your birthday? Buy yourself a present. Had a promotion at work? Celebrate with a gift to you, from you. There’s no harm in it and you have a reason for it to mean something to you. If you waited for men to buy you all your jewellery, you probably wouldn’t end up with a very big collection at all. Just think of it that way!

Know Your Style and How You’ll Wear it

To make sure you don’t waste your money on something you won’t really wear, know your style. Also, know when you plan on wearing this piece. If you want to wear it every day, it’ll need to be a bit more understated than usual. If you want a statement piece for nights out, it’ll need to be something spectacular.

Know That You’re Worth it!

Just tell yourself you’re worth it. Don’t feel bad for treating yourself. Think of all of the bags and shoes you’ve bought in the past. Think of how many of them you’ve actually got your wear out of, and then consider the jewellery you could have purchased with that money. It shouldn’t seem so ridiculous to treat yourself to jewellery soon enough!

Sarah x